I had a real struggle with this in the late 80's. I found an amazing doctor. It was so hard. Over 18 months, I had multiple laser treatments and one that I call THE RED LASER, which was awful.
After 20 some years, I still have threads in my vision. The ability to see from my left eye is diminished. I can still drive, read, all the things I need.
I found they would bleed after lasers and if I could just relax, it would be OK.
What about the credentials of your doctor? Maybe look at a research hospital? a specialist on retinopathy?
In my many years, retinopathy scared, and still scares me to my soul.